Growing Banisteriopsis Caapi Vine
The Banisteriopsis Caapi vine is the primary ingredient is a spiritual hallucinogenic drink that has been used for thousands of years. The drink is often called Ayahuasca. The Banisteriopsis Caapi vine is also often called Ayahuasca vine. The vine is usually used in conjunction with other plants to make the drink. There are as many as 72 different strains of Ayahuasca known and used by tribes in the Amazonian jungles.
There are many varieties of
the Banisteriopsis caapi vine.
Forms of this drink are also used in Peru, Columbia, Ecuador, and other jungle regions. Ayahuasca is often used by a shaman to perform healing. It is also used in many different rituals. Recently, Ayahuasca has actually become a tourist attraction. Europeans and Americans take the trip to the Amazon to experience the spiritual journey the Ayahuasca potion provides. The vine name means "vine of the soul".
It is legal in most countries to own the Banisteriopsis Caapi vine. It can be grown from seeds but most often is bought as a small live plant. To grow the plants a small cutting is taken. The vine needs sunshine and warm temperature and humidity. It has been reported to be very hardy however. Some report that the vine lived through frost conditions. It can be grown inside if you have a large window where the vine can get good sun most of the day.
You will also want to keep the soil moist between watering. Do not let the soil dry out or the vine could be damaged. Remember, this vine comes from a tropical environment. It needs good humidity and more water than other plants. You will also need some way for the vine to climb. Tall stakes usually work well for this purpose.
If you are interested in growing Banisteriopsis Caapi you can order the seeds and cuttings from Internet. You will find a variety of dealers available. You will have to experiment yourself to find a pure variant. There are so many variants of this vine you may not get it right the first time. Probably the best way is to find a shop where you can buy cuttings from a mature vine. You will be much more successful if you buy a mature Ayahuasca plant. Good luck on your spiritual journey.